The pilot of a small airplane who died when the aircraft crashed into the yard of a Rio Linda home Thursday has been identified by coroner’s deputies.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s website identified the pilot as Marshall Michaelian, 71, of Meadow Vista in Placer County. A Federal Aviation Administration said that Michaelian had departed from Auburn Municipal Airort and was planning to fly to the San Carlos Airport in San Mateo County.
Sgt. Tony Turnbull, Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman, said deputies responded to a report of a plane crash about 3 p.m. on property at 28th and U streets.
Michaelian, the only person on board, was unresponsive. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department personnel provided medical aid, but Michaelian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Turnbull said the plane did not damage any structures and no one else was injured.
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